The Christmas Truce of 1914

The Christmas truce of 1914 was an unofficial ceasefire that took place along the Western front during the First World War. The meeting of enemies as friends in no-man's land was experienced by hundreds, if not thousands, of men on during the "war to end all wars". Nearly a century later, the event is seen as a shining episode of sanity from among the bloody chapters of World War One - a spontaneous effort by the lower ranks to create a peace that could have blossomed were it not for the interference of world leaders and politicians.